The Whatever outline shape is the most directional in this category, but make no mistake the contact surface is completely twin. If you want the best of both worlds, going twin and directional in one ride this is the board for you. Park day? Hot laps? Powder lines? It’s like, yeah whatever!
1. Terrain - Park, Resort, Paw
What’s this board’s natural home? Full send in the park? Elbows down on the trails? Or chucking roosters somewhere off grid?
2. Flex - 4.0
Softer snowboards are easier to press and won’t kick your ass if you make a mistake. Stiffer decks are more stable at speed and super responsive edge-to-edge. Choose your poison.
3. Float Ratio - 68
Maximum volume for surfy vibes in the pow, or a smaller surface area for nimble freestyle performance. This number is calculated with length, width, 3D shape and surface distribution.
1. Directional Twin
Boards that need to excel both on the slopes and out of bounds are shaped with evenly proportioned center and side bases and a medium uplift striking the optimal balance for freestyle and freeriding.
2. Nose Sidebase Uplift - Medium
The gradual side base uplift in the nose determines how the board will behave on snow. most effected are the edge to edge performance and the uplift generated when riding powder.
3. Tail Sidebase Uplift - Medium
The gradual side base uplift in the tail determines how the board will behave on snow. Any amount of uplift brings all the benefits of Triple Base Technology making our boards more versatile then others.
4. Camber Profile - Medium Camber
Camber profiles are defined from low to high. Higher camber make for more dynamic boards that need to be ridden more aggressively to get maximum performance. Lower camber boards are smoother on lower speeds and in powder. All camber profiles run from nose to tail. higher is not always better...
5. 3D Shape - 3BT + Sidekick
Combining the responsiveness of traditional tip-to-tail camber with the dynamic shaping properties of Triple Base Technology and the performance boosting Sidekick feature makes for a 3D snowboarding experience like no other.
Glassing - Bi-Ax Lamination
A traditional two-way weave that is light, strong and playful; it keeps the board snappy without adding torsional stiffness, which is great for getting creative.
Woodcore - Light Core
50/50 Paulownia and poplar creates a balanced core that’s lively yet strong.
Special Sauce - D.S.T. Super Tubes
Dual Super Tubes, a Super Tube on either side of the board enhances pop and gives the camber more snap.
Base - Hyper Glide S
Our standard sintered base that’s durable and fast – and even faster when you keep it waxed.
Layup & Laminate - Carbon Stringers
Our tried and tested carbon layups. We deploy them in different areas to fine-tune the feel of each model.
Sidewalls - Shock Walls Sidewall
This is our Urethane infused sidewall technology. ShockWalls smooth out your ride and are more resistant to impact.
Base - Flip Flop Base
Die-cut bases are like a jigsaw. Flip Flop minimizes waste by using two or more color options for each piece. That means more unique graphics and less environmental harm.
Inserts - +2 Backseat Inserts
Backseat inserts are an set of extra inserts 4cm behind the bottom inserts. This allows you to set your bindings all the way back, so you can keep floating on those deep pow days. By shifting your weight more back on the board the nose stays up and the pressure on you back leg is reduced.
At the heart of every Bataleon is a combination of 3BT™ and positive camber. It’s an innovative solution to the profile puzzle that minimizes the potential for edge-catch without sacrificing ollie power or carving performance. From this starting point, we fine-tune each element according to the boards desired riding style.
SideKick™ builds on the concept of Triple Base by increasing the sidebase uplift just outside the widest points of the nose and tail. The tips become more like a hull, boosting float in deep snow and slicing through crud. It also helps the board to roll quickly and evenly from edge to edge.
Supertubes™ are hollow carbon cylinders that are inserted directly into the core. They reinforce the camber, reduce weight and greatly increase pop. By varying their location we can fine-tune the board’s performance further.